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    Veteran Member gordon's Avatar
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    Bird I agree about the website, first time I was there was today but hay what better way to explain about Reese than to point them to their website.

    I always hated setting up dual cams a royal pain to get them right and always had to pull the propane tank mount to mount the front of the cams. Also another thing people would do to keep the noise down was grease them. Well by greasing them they loose the anti-sway value. Friction on the cams is what kept the trailer from swaying. But your 110% correct about the adjustable friction sway being better, just remember to loosen it up before you back up.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    The nice thing about Reese is everything is lifetime warranty. We replaced quite a few dual cams because they had worn out at no cost to the customer. Remember where I worked had a very large amount of Airstream customers that were snowbirds. Also trunions wore out replaced free of charge and a few balls as well. A company that stands behind it's product.

    Also over the time that I worked there never saw a head fail or a bar fail. Saw quite a few cases of abuse but the stuff held up. Tough as nails. So that is why I prefer Reese over any other brand. Ya gets what ya pays for sometimes[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    At work we had a level pad of concrete where we would do the final setup of the truck/trailer. The pad was poured just for that reason. Everything level, everything is good. Not only the truck level the trailer should be to.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yeah, Gordon, 30 years ago we had friends who pulled a travel trailer behind a Mercury station wagon and had that dual cam sway control; sounds terrible when turning slowly, but at least he had sense enough to not grease it.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] As for the warranty, I never had anything break on my Reese, or EZ Lift either, so never found out about the warranty.

    Bird

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    Gordon

    Thanks for the link. I install a 1 maybe 2 assemblies a year usually small stuff, cars, small and mid sized pickups. I'm not really to concerned with tongue weight (unless it makes the front end to light) on the old Chevy K35 dump truck. I've had 12k lbs of gravel [img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img] in her on a 30 mile trip, in hills. The hitch has just has a one inch plate with lots of gussets to the frame rails. The 2001 Chevy 2500HD is a pickup truck with just a receiver hitch type setup. That what needs the distribution setup. I was going to do as you mentioned by measuring the change in ball hieght, lower than normal unloaded position. Someone was telling me that he adjusted it to much and was spinning the rear tires going up paved wet hill. Can you adjusted them that much?

    Which is better or do you like better, Heavy duty round bar, standard trunnion, or high performance trunion?

    Thanks

    Derek

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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Mike

    This is what we are talking about but with a pintle hitch.



    Thanks for the help.

    Derek

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    Default Re: Pintle Hitch

    Here is something to think about with that pintle hitch. Chevy trucks and maybe others ( I'm four years out of date) have a knock sensor to retard the timing to control detonation. A loose trailer hitch is famous for driveability complaints. Every time that hitch bangs the computer thinks the motor is knocking and retards the timing. This causes an annoying surge. They cut the sensitivity of the sensor circuit to alleviate this but it can still happen if someone torqued the sensor too tight or if you're really banging the **** out of the hitch. If the pintle hitch keeps your brother- in- law from borrowing the trailer, though, it might be worth it!


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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Would not suprise me in the least. I've seem some weird stuff with knock sensors. Loose heat shields, loose belts, loud bass stereos, even noisy valve lifters or internal engine noise. Anything that will create a frequency that is in the knock sensors range could effect it. Seems to me the the newer ones mostly OBDII compliant cars are getting a bit less sensitive. I'm lucky, my brother in law is a great guy. Its the new freinds you make instantly, you know the ones like when you got your new tractor! Thanks.

    Derek

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